VIN Verifications AND Certified VIN Inspections

Did you know there is a difference between a VIN Verification and Certified VIN Inspection?

What is a VIN Verification?

  • A VIN Verification is a physical inspection of the vehicle to verify that the VIN on the vehicle matches the registration or title document.
  • This inspection can be made by a Colorado auto dealer, a Colorado license inspection station (emissions), or a Colorado Law Enforcement Officer.

Who needs a VIN Verification and How Do I Get One?

  • New Broomfield residents who are looking to register their vehicle(s) in Colorado. 
  • Broomfield residents can come into the police department lobby located at 7 DesCombes Drive Mon-Fri from 8 am - 5 pm. 
  • No appointment is necessary and there are no fees. 

What is a Certified VIN Inspection and How do I Get One?

  • A Certified VIN Inspection is more in-depth than a VIN Verification and requires the completion of this form provided by the Colorado Department of Revenue. 
  • The following are some examples that MAY require a Certified VIN:

    • Bonded Title Vehicles 
    • Rebuilt Vehicle
    • Vehicles Assembled from a Kit
    • Most Trailers 
  • Only certified Colorado State Patrol or authorized law enforcement agencies can conduct Certified VIN Inspections.
  • Should you require a Certified VIN Inspection, first contact the Broomfield Department of Motor Vehicle at 303.464.5888 to obtain all of the necessary paperwork and provide the reason for the inspection.
  • The vehicle must be inspected at the Broomfield Police Department located at 7 DesCombes Drive.
  • Inspections will only be completed on vehicles that are roadworthy, operable, and will be registered in the City and County of Broomfield. 
  • Appointments are available on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and can be made by calling 303.438.6483.
  • There is a $50 fee payable in cash or check only. Please make checks payable to the City and County of Broomfield.